Father of E.J. Bradford: Police officer who killed my son is a ‘coward’
Emantic Bradford, Sr., the father of the man who was mistakenly killed by police at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover last month, joined CNN’s “New Day” with the family’s attorney to share his thoughts surrounding the situation.
“My son was murdered, and the officer that shot him was a coward. And it hurts me, because my son was moving away from gunfire. He was running like everybody else,” said Bradford Thursday of his son, Emantic “E.J.” Bradford, Jr. “I’m still disappointed. I’m disappointed because no parent wants to find out … the way we found out.”
Bradford explained in the interview that he spoke with law enforcement and they apologized, but he says that does not fix anything.
“They apologized, but that still doesn’t erase the fact that we were not notified that night,” Bradford stated.
“My son was murdered, and the officer that shot him was a coward. And it hurts me, because my son was moving away from gunfire,” says Emantic Bradford, Sr., the father of man mistakenly killed by police at an Alabama mall. https://t.co/dqmGx0n5hG pic.twitter.com/l6j2CSlMAX
— New Day (@NewDay) December 6, 2018
Benjamin Crump, the family’s civil rights attorney, said a copy of the independent medical review has been provided to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
Crump briefly detailed the findings of the report during the interview.
“It shows, based on forensic science, that Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr. was shot in the back of his head, beneath his ear, and the bullet exited left forehead right above his eye. The other bullet when into the base of his neck, lodged in his throat and his tonsils,” Crump said. “The other bullet when into his back, right above his buttocks, went through his small intestines and lodged into his abdomen.”
He added, “For whatever reason, the police shot him as he was running away like everybody else. … The police, when they see good guys with guns, who happen to be black, they label them as criminals.”
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